Arnside Sunday 27th April 2008

Today’s Walks

Strenuous Leader: Jean Thomas   Distance: 10 miles

From Arnside, along the shore to New Barns and then round past Arnside Point, through Hollins Farm (caravan park), up through Arnside Knott Woods and down to Arnside Tower. Round Middle Barrow Plain and King William Hill, then taking path beside the railway line to Black Dyke and back to Arnside.

Moderate Leader: Adelaide Houghton   Distance: 8 miles

Starting from Arnside, we follow the rocky shoreline to New Barns (tide permitting), through caravan site and Arnside Park Woods to Far Arnside and Silverdale (for lunch). Turning via Middle Barrow caravan park, Arnside Tower, and Copridding Wood and back to Arnside. Woodland, field paths and tracks. Can be slippy in wet weather.

Leisurely Leader: Ruth Melling & Hazel Anderton   Distance : approx 7 miles

A lovely walk along the beach to begin with on the estuary of the River Kent, up through the caravan park (possible toilet and coffee stop) before walking through the woods to Arnside Knott. Wonderful views of the estuary and the railway bridge across the estuary, before coming back along the promenade to Arnside.

Extra Leisurely Walk. Leader: Jackie Gudgeon   Distance: 6 miles

Setting off from Arnside promenade, up past the coastguard station and the youth hostel, then following lane and track to the foot of Arnside Knott. A very steep but mercifully short climb takes us to a fantastic viewpoint and then across to the summit of Arnside Knott. Down through the woods and across to the hamlet of Black Dyke, from where we follow the railway line and woodland to Arnside Tower. Back to Arnside through Copridding Wood and the beach. Please note this is a leisurely walk and will be taken at a leisurely pace, with plenty of time to “admire the view” on the short climb.

Easy Leader: Philomena Walker   Distance: 4.5 miles

Leaving the Pier and treading carefully, we make our way along he rocky foreshore towards a surfaced track, through a caravan park, and onto a grassy trail leading to the woodland path along the top of the cliff, with views of Morecambe Bay to our right.
On reaching Far Arnside a stroll along a lane will bring us to the driveway of a caravan park (a nice place for lunch). From here we cross pastureland to pick up the path through Copridding Woods down to New Barns and back to Arnside. Taking our time, we can admire the impressive views all around this area.
The ascent to the cliff path is very gradual, and taken at an easy pace.